Authors' Guidelines

The Journal of Business and Management

School of Business, Pokhara University

Call for Papers

Author Guidelines for the article

  1. Articlesmust be original research-based, not previously published in part or whole, not previously accepted for publication, not under consideration by any other publisher, not previously reviewed by the JBM,and not be submitted elsewhere until a decision is reached regarding their publication in the JBM.
  2. Articles are reviewed if and when apaper is accepted for publication, and authors automatically transfer copyright to the publishers.
  3. Articles must be in English, double spaced, typed in times new roman font, font size 12 with 1-inch margin in all four sides left justified and printed on one side of the paper only. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Titles and sub-titles should be short as possible.
  4. Authors must keep their articles as concise as possible, and finished papers should be between 4000 to 6000 words in length, including illustrations and tables, which should be kept to a minimum.
  5. Presentation is crucial,and the paper must be well-organized and consistent in style throughout. The methodologies, results, and findings should be highlighted to demonstrate innovativeness.
  6. Format for the cover page of the article(Strictly recommended)
  1. The title
  2. Author's information: name(s), position(s) address(s), institutional affiliation(s), email address(s
  3. Abstract (Overall 200-300 words)
  • Background
  • ObjectivesDesign/Methodology/Approach
  • Findings (trends, relative change, or differences)            
  • Conclusions (Practical and social implications)                                                                                                    
  • Keywords (not more than five words or phrases)
  • JEL Classification

7. Format for the article(Strictly recommended)


Background (Concept, context, problem statement), Research questions, Research objectives, Hypothesis (if any), Rationale of the study

Review of Literature

Theoretical Review

Empirical Review

Research Gap

Conceptual Framework

iii) Materials and Methods

The study area (Significant physical and biological features)


Data collection (Protocol and techniques

Data analysis (Qualitative and statistical procedures)

Duration of the study

iv)Result and Discussion

Demographic status

Descriptive analysis

Inferential analysis

Results of hypothesis (if any)

v) Conclusion and Recommendation

Aim of the study, Major findings, Recommendation, and further research avenues

vi) Acknowledgements (Optional)

vii) References (APA7th edition guidelines)

8.All but concise mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses.

9.Tables, graphs, and diagrams should be numbered consecutively in the text in roman numerals and printed in separate sheets. Explanation on tables, graphs, and diagrams should be clear and brief as possible.

10.Submissions can include a supplementary appendix, including extra tables, graphs, diagrams, data descriptions, etc.

11.Submissions that deviate from the above guidelines will be returned to the corresponding author by the editorial assistant.

12.Submissions of a manuscript with MS Word format must be made in email attachment which should confirm our style guidelines and be submitted to:

The Editorial Board

The Journal of Business and Management

School of Business, Pokhara University

P.O.Box No: 201, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal

Tel: 00977-061-504147


Thank you for considering JBM- The Journal of Business and management as a publication outlet.

We look forward to reviewing your research effort.